There once was a land that lived in fear of the seven Rainbow Goblins. Each had its own color, which was also its name, and they were led by Yellow, who was their chief because he was the craftiest. The goblins were feared because they lived on color and scoured the land looking for rainbows. Whenever they saw one they would catch it in their lassoes and suck the colors out of it so that they could fill their bellies with the bright liquids. However, one day the Rainbow Goblins came to a hidden paradise called the Valley of the Rainbow, the one place in all the land that did not fear the goblins.
The story of "The Rainbow Goblins" and the oil paintings on oak panels that illustrate the story, are the work of Count Ulderico Gropplero di Troppenburg (a.k.a. Ul de Rico). "The Rainbow Goblins" is a story about the arrogance of evil and the power of nature, while the artwork would remind you of Renaissance artwork if it were not for the bright colors put into most of the paintings. "Time" described "The Rainbow Goblins" as a fairy tale that might have been told by the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci, a comment that will not mean a lot to the younger readers that will fall in love with this exquisite book, but it will give the rest of us something to think about.